Coronavirus Is Changing the Way Muslims Worship Across the WorldAl Jazeera
Saudi bans Umrah pilgrimage, Iran cancels Friday prayers and Singapore Muslims are urged to bring own mats to mosques.
All You Need to Know About Travelling During Coronavirus OutbreakAl Jazeera
Here is all you need to know if you are planning on traveling during the coronavirus epidemic.
Counter-Terrorism Programmes Are Violating Human Rights, Un Expert SaysMiddle East Eye
‘Violations of the rights of religious and ethnic minorities are being enabled by ‘deradicalisation’ policies and practice,’ says UN special rapporteur
Coronavirus in the Middle East and North Africa: What Do We Know so Far?Middle East Eye
Cases continue to mount across the region as MENA countries take drastic measures to contain the new virus.
Our Top Weekend ReadsForeign Policy
Stories on the European role in Iraq, Islamophobic pogroms in India, and possible Iranian threats to U.S. interests in Latin America.
Police in New Delhi Accused of Failing to Protect MuslimsNPR
Days after what many call a pogrom in India’s capital, schools and mosques are charred and thousands of mostly Muslims are homeless. Hindu nationalists and police are accused of inciting violence.
True Talk focuses on the Middle East and the Muslim world. The show also discusses issues that Muslims face world wide, as well as for American Muslims who are seeking to live as peace-loving Americans in a nation that often has only seen stereotypical portrayals of Islam.
New Zealand Police Investigate Threat Against Christchurch Mosque Ahead of First Anniversary of ShootingNewsweek
Police in New Zealand are investigating after an alleged threat was made against the Masjid Al-Noor mosque in Christchurch ahead of the first anniversary of the terror attack which killed 51 people.
MCB Renews Calls for Investigation Into Conservative Party IslamophobiaMiddle East Eye
Senior Conservative Party officials and Boris Johnson’s advisers have been accused of Islamophobia by the Muslim Council of Britain.
British Tories Are Morphing Into a Party of BigotsMiddle East Eye
New report from the Muslim Council of Britain details a disturbing culture of Islamophobia – yet the media silence is deafening.
'We're Supposed to Do That': Bloomberg Defends NYPD's Spying of Muslims After 9/11NPR
Muslim American advocates and civil rights organizations are condemning comments presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg made defending the practice of surveilling Muslims in New York City when he was mayor.
Meet the Young Man Who Fought to End Bloomberg's Muslim Surveillance ProgrammeMiddle East Eye
Many Muslims in New York were the target of a surveillance programme, overseen by former mayor Michael Bloomberg, that has left a legacy of mistrust in the community. This is the story of Asad Dandia, a target of the programme, and his fight to bring it down.
Biden, Sanders and Foreign Policy: Where Do They Stand?Al Jazeera
The two frontrunners promise to overturn Trump’s foreign policies, but pledge a very different approach.
Biden Campaign Urged to Remove 'Modi Supporter' as Muslim Outreach CoordinatorMiddle East Eye
Middle East Eye understands that Joe Biden’s presidential campaign is desperate to find new outreach coordinator to help secure Muslim vote.
'A Show of Force': Muslim-Americans Plan to Get the Vote out on Super TuesdayMiddle East Eye
Muslim groups say the faithful, despite being small in numbers, could be crucial in some voting states.
What Does Super Tuesday Mean for U.S. Foreign Policy?Foreign Policy
Either Joe Biden or Bernie Sanders will face Donald Trump in November. Here’s how their views of U.S. power could reshape the world.
In Battle for the Muslim Vote, Sanders Destroys the Competition: PollMiddle East Eye
Amid massive voter turnout of Muslim-Americans, Bernie Sanders takes the Muslim vote in landslide, recent CAIR survey shows.
Group of Palestinian Americans Endorses Bernie Sanders for PresidentMiddle East Eye
Collection of activists and organisations says Sanders draws attention to the ‘injustices of the occupation’.
Rashida Tlaib Calls on Michigan's Muslim-Americans to Back 'Ammu Bernie'Middle East Eye
Congresswoman tells Middle East Eye that Sanders’ advocacy for human rights is part of his core values, not just rhetoric.
In Capital of Arab America, Bernie Sanders Pledges to Fight DiscriminationMiddle East Eye
Sanders tells Dearborn, Michigan, crowd he has best campaign to beat Donald Trump, accuses president of fostering Islamophobia.
Keep the Faith, Lose the Germs: Clergy Rethink Customs in the Age of CoronavirusNPR
Catholic worshipers attend Mass at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City. Celebrating Holy Communion without shared wine is fine, in the age of COVID-19, many churches have decided.
New Delhi Riots: Sikh Man Helps Rescue Dozens of Muslim NeighboursThe Muslim Vibe
“I did not see Hindu or Muslim, I just saw people. I saw little children. I felt like they were my children and that nothing should happen to them. We did this because we all should act humanely and help those in need. What more can I say?”.
India Defends CAA After UN Rights Chief Approaches Supreme CourtAl Jazeera
UN Commissioner for Human Rights files application with Indian top court to join plea challenging the controversial law.
The Delhi Pogroms and the Case of the Disposable Indian MuslimMiddle East Eye
It’s time to acknowledge that the demonisation and violence against Muslims has been a mainstay of India since independence.
How Architect Mariam Kamara Is Masterminding a Sustainable Future for NigerCNN
For Niger-born architect Mariam Kamara, the 2018 Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative presented her with a tremendous opportunity. The two-year program, which pairs emerging creative talents with masters in their field, saw her working under the guidance of British-Ghanaian architect David Adjaye, and allowed her to realize her dream of designing an arts center in Niger’s capital city, Niamey. But it also exposed her to her most formidable and outspoken critics yet: a group of high school students.
'Hard to Trust': Afghans Sceptical of US-Taliban AgreementAl Jazeera
As the US and the Taliban reach an agreement, questions loom over fate of women’s rights in Afghanistan.
Uncertainty Looms as Iraqi PM-Designate Allawi Steps DownAl Jazeera
Iraq’s crisis deepens as Mohammed Tawfiq Allawi halts efforts to form new government amid political infighting.
Uighurs Are Making Shoes for Nike in Chinese Forced Labour Factories, Report ClaimsThe Telegraph
China’s Uighur minority is allegedly manufacturing shoes for Nike and products for dozens of the world’s largest brands in factory conditions that “strongly suggest” forced labour, according to a new investigation by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI).
Malaysia's New Prime Minister Delays Parliament by Two MonthsAl Jazeera
Muhyiddin’s rivals were planning to call a confidence vote to test the new leader’s support in parliament.
Saudi Arabia's Red Sea Film Festival Postponed Over Coronavirus FearsMiddle East Eye
Organisers of the inaugural festival said they would announce new dates ‘as soon as feasible’.
Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia Bans All Umrah Pilgrimage to MeccaMiddle East Eye
Saudi citizens and residents of the kingdom temporarily banned from performing Umrah to holy city and Medina.
Saudi Arabia Announces Extraordinary Measures to Protect Mecca and Medina From CoronavirusMiddle East Eye
Authorities close all Zamzam water dispensaries and ban food in holy mosques to help prevent spread of virus.
Exclusive: Saudi King's Brother Is Considering Self ExileMiddle East Eye
Prince Ahmed Abdulaziz stands by comments he made to Yemeni protesters outside his London home, source tells MEE.
What Is Umrah? the Islamic Pilgrimage ExplainedMiddle East Eye
Millions of Muslims travel to Mecca from across the globe to perform Umrah, an act of worship and devotion.
Podcast: Like Tinder, but Safer: Troubleshooting Arranged Muslim Marriages | Newaz AhmedMuslim Matters
When I tell people I want a religious wife, they seem to translate that as subservient to me, not Allah. And that scares me.
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